Hiroki Kuroda May Be Nearing Deal

Yahoo’s Tim Brown heard yesterday that Hiroki Kuroda was close to agreeing to a new contract. However, it’s not clear which team is nearing a deal with the right-hander. Here are the details and more of Brown’s links from around MLB:

  • The Mariners, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees were among the teams that informed Brown they were not the team nearing a deal with Kuroda.
  • The Dodgers didn’t scout Yoenis Cespedes in earnest or consider bidding on Yu Darvish, Brown reports. It cost the Rangers $51.7MM for the rights to negotiate with Darvish and Cespedes figures to cost tens of millions as well, so the players are too expensive for the cash-strapped Dodgers to consider.
  • Carlos Beltran figures to agree to terms by Sunday. His market includes the Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red Sox and a fourth team, possibly the Rays. Beltran is weighing two and three-year offers, Brown reports.


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61 Comments on "Hiroki Kuroda May Be Nearing Deal"


0bsessions
3 years 7 months ago

Wish the Sox were involved, but at least the Yankees allegedly aren’t either.

danistheguy
3 years 7 months ago

O’s?

Rcsully
3 years 7 months ago

I can’t imagine these older players with no rings going to the O’s. These are the types that want a final chance at jewelry.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 7 months ago

I can’t imagine the Yanks trading the prospects demanded for Garza or Gio and even harder to understand is why they aren’t in on guys like Oswalt and Kuroda?

danistheguy
3 years 7 months ago

If Oswalt wants a 1-year deal in order to get a bigger payday next year, pitching in the AL East isn’t the way to do that. I think he probably ends up out West somewhere.

Douglas Rau
3 years 7 months ago

Rumors have been that the Yankees like Kuroda “a lot”.  Probably the fact that he won’t demand a huge contract, won’t cost a draft pick as compensation and won’t stop them from pursuing Hamels/Greinke/Haren/whoever else next off-season.  The trick is convincing Kuroda to leave the West Coast.

stresspuppy
3 years 7 months ago

yes, it almost feel like they are waiting until well into the season to work on trades down the stretch. I know it’s only a couple of years from 2009 but I don’t know how they could feel confident about getting back to the WS with the rotation of one Ace and a bunch of end of rotation pitchers (despite some over-performing last year — and too soon for me to gauge Nova). Bullpen is solid but still…

YanksFanSince78
3 years 7 months ago

I still have faith that Hughes will be better than a back end guy and I can absolutely understand not wanting to commit that much money to CJ or Yu but one year deals for #2-#3 caliber guys are what we should be focusing on.

joeybw
3 years 7 months ago

Man, Beltran isn’t signing with Tampa, why do these rumors try to give me false hope?

3 years 7 months ago

I don’t care about rumours anymore….thanks for getting my Yu hopes up

yabud
3 years 7 months ago

Who are you thanking?

3 years 7 months ago

The rumours in general and this page to

mlbbaseball
3 years 7 months ago

o_O

bigpat
3 years 7 months ago

The Dodgers would be all-in on Cespedes if he was a 35 year old utility man. 

Rcsully
3 years 7 months ago

Don’t count the Sox out just yet, Big Ben may just be playing Jedi Mind Tricks with MLBTR.

Douglas Rau
3 years 7 months ago

The Sox are out.  You just don’t like it because “these aren’t the rumors you are looking for”.

Oilcanoworms
3 years 7 months ago

And how is it you know that?

rainyperez
3 years 7 months ago

Beltran’s got a good arm he could possibly be a 1 inning guy. Oh wait? They want more offense on top of more of offense. 

riso30
3 years 7 months ago

Dark Horse: Royals.  They were really high on Kuroda when he first came into the league, but got outbid by the Dodgers, and had to settle for Yubota.

3 years 7 months ago

How much is Kuroda expected to sign for could the Twins be a player or is he out of their price range

Dan
3 years 7 months ago

I would not be surprised if the twins had interest. They like to keep things quiet and they might have the money since cuddyer and kubel didn’t resign

3 years 7 months ago

Given his stated preference for the west coast I’m thinking Angels or Padres or (gasp) back to LAD. I know LAA has Williams and Richards, but they seem in win-now mode….. and Kuroda in that rotation would be awesome. And another middle finger to TEX.

jeremiah15y
3 years 7 months ago

Blue Jays

3 years 7 months ago

Hope not.

3 years 7 months ago

Hope not.

3 years 7 months ago

Goodbye Hiroki, I love you

optionn
3 years 7 months ago

Don’t the Detroit Tigers make some sense here?  I know they had a lot of salary coming off the books with Guillen, Ordonez and Penny.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

They do have salary off the books but it’s already pretty much taken up by a huge raise for Verlander, small bumps for Cabrera, VMart, Valverde, Raburn, and Santiago, and arbitration raises for Scherzer, Porcello and Coke — plus Delmon Young will take $6M, and there’s the Dotel signing. But I think Illitch would greenlight a bigger budget this year for the right case, considering where they finished last year, and Kuroda would make a ton of sense for the Tigers for a year or two.

joeybw
3 years 7 months ago

Everyone wants Kuroda all the sudden. *watches him sign with Japan team*

3 years 7 months ago

I can see the Reds going after Oswalt on a year deal, moving Chapman into the closer’s role, and dangling either Arroyo or Wood as trade bait.

bglaszcz
3 years 7 months ago

Arroyo as trade bait? For what? A bucket of balls?

stl_cards16
3 years 7 months ago

Doesn’t really make sense to have a closer who can’t pitch consecutive days.

stl_cards16
3 years 7 months ago

Doesn’t really make sense to have a closer who can’t pitch consecutive days.

3 years 7 months ago

Kinda hope the Jays sign Beltran for 2 years to play LF.  I feel like he would be a good temporary addition.  With that, Snider can take another year to develop (remember, he’s still only 23) and maybe trade Thames.  
**DO NOT TRADE SNIDER**ORBeltran can play DH while Snider has another kick at the can.  If Beltran has a good year, maybe the Jays trade him at the deadline for something …..  He gives us options.

@McLellan2

3 years 7 months ago

Isn’t that like every team with reported interest?

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

What about a three way trade between Blue Jays, Padres, and Cubs?

QCCubsPerspective
3 years 7 months ago

Actually would rather see a three way trade between the Tigers, Padres, and Cubs since the Tigers have interest in Headley.

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

any players in particular?

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

any players in particular?

QCCubsPerspective
3 years 7 months ago

Actually would rather see a three way trade between the Tigers, Padres, and Cubs since the Tigers have interest in Headley.

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

Cubs send Garza, and Soriano to Jays, they send prospects hat San Diego likes to Padres, Padres send Rizzo and Headly to Cubs?

3 years 7 months ago

Soriano is of no use to the Jays.  Old, overpaid and useless.  No thanks. Garza on the other hand……

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

He could DH and or LF

Milmurph
3 years 7 months ago

He could DH and or LF